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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Ranking Pac-12 NFL draft eligible players

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Sure most of you read Phil Steel's preseason magazine -- website here -- and what his publications lack in poetry or design style they make up for in information.

In his magazine, he ranks the top draft eligible players at each position. That's obviously an inexact science, but it's interesting nonetheless. We all like rankings, right?

You'll notice the Pac-12 certainly does better with offensive players, and Stanford appears to have a lot of elite guys, which most of you already knew.

Here's his ranking (keep in mind, it's only draft eligible players, which is why there's no Robert Woods or Marquess Wilson in the receiver category).

Offense

Quarterbacks (out of 60)
1. Andrew Luck, Stanford
3. Matt Barkley, USC
4. Nick Foles, Arizona
13. Darron Thomas, Oregon
34. Ryan Katz, Oregon State
39. Jeff Tuel, Washington State
41. Matt Scott, Arizona
44. Jordan Wynn, Utah

Running backs (out of 64)
1. LaMichael James, Oregon
4. Chris Polk, Washington
18. Marc Tyler, USC
26. Johnathan Franklin, UCLA
27. Stepfan Taylor, Stanford
32. Kenjon Barner, Oregon
35. Rodney Stewart, Colorado
58. Cameron Marshall, Arizona State

Receivers (out of 72)
7. Juron Criner, Arizona
13. Jermaine Kearse, Washington
18. Chris Owusu, Stanford
39. Marvin Jones, California
44. James Rodgers, Oregon State
53. DeVonte Christopher, Utah

Tight ends (out of 44)
4. David Paulson, Oregon
7. Joe Halahuni, Oregon State
8. Coby Fleener, Stanford
11. Rhett Ellison, USC
20. Anthony Miller, California
36. Cory Harkey, UCLA

Fullbacks (out of 20)
9. Derrick Coleman, UCLA
18. Taimi Tutogi, Arizona

Centers (out of 44)
10. Garth Gerhart, Arizona State
30. Drew Schaefer, Washington

Guards (out of 60)
1. Ryan Miller, Colorado
3. David DeCastro, Stanford
10. Khaled Holmes, USC
14. Michael Philipp, Oregon State
33. B.J. Guerra, Washington State
39. Carson York, Oregon
59. Ethan Adkins, Colorado

Offensive tackles (out of 64)
1. Matt Kalil, USC
2. Jonathan Martin, Stanford
24. Mitchell Schwartz, California
25. Mike Remmers, Oregon State
27. Mark Asper, Oregon
40. Tony Bergstrom, Utah
49. Brice Schwab, Arizona State
56. Senio Kelemete, Washington

Defense

Defensive ends (out of 64)
19. Nick Perry, USC
20. Wes Horton, USC
27. Armond Armstead, USC
29. Travis Long, Washington State
46. Datone Jones, UCLA
52. Matt Masifilo, Stanford
53. Jamaar Jarrett, Arizona State

Defensive tackles (out of 64)
11. Alameda Ta'amu, Washington
37. Will Pericak, Colorado
41. Justin Washington, Arizona
44. Dave Kruger, Utah
45. DaJohn Harris, USC

Inside LBs (out of 57)
1. Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State
7. Shayne Skov, Stanford
9. Chris Galippo, USC
14. Devon Kennard, USC
15. D.J. Holt, California
26. Cort Dennison, Washington
28. Patrick Larimore, UCLA
48. Derek Earls, Arizona
49. Chaz Walker, Utah

Outside LBs (out of 72)
10. Chase Thomas, Stanford
30. Mychael Kendricks, California
46. Sean Westgate, UCLA
48. Paul Vassallo, Arizona
55. Brandon McGee, Arizona State
56. Jon Major, Colorado
63. Alex Hoffman-Ellis, Washington State
71. Josh Kaddu, Oregon

Cornerbacks (out of 69)
4. Cliff Harris, Oregon
19. Desmond Trufant, Washington
27. Trevin Wade, Arizona
28. Omar Bolden, Arizona State
34. Marc Anthony, California
38. Aaron Hester, UCLA
40. Brandon Hardin, Oregon State
41. Sheldon Price, UCLA
45. Robert Golden, Arizona
68. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

Free safeties (out of 44)
3. T.J. McDonald, USC
7. Lance Mitchell, Oregon State
12. John Boyett, Oregon
35. Nathan Fellner, Washington

Strong safeties (out of 44)
2. Delano Howell, Stanford
4. Tony Dye, UCLA
5. Sean Cattouse, California
28. Eddie Pleasant, Oregon

Punters (out of 20)
1. Jeff Locke, UCLA
3. Bryan Anger, California